They have shown remarkable fighting spirit despite the demoralising spot-fixing scandal and the Rajasthan Royals will now look to upstage the mighty Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier here tomorrow to book, what would be, a dream final berth in the Pepsi IPL.
Mumbai Indians once again proved their invincibility at home as they successfully defended their impeccable home record with a comfortable 14-run win over Rajasthan Royals in a Pepsi Indian Premier League match here on Wednesday.
Beaten in their past two away outings, Rajasthan Royals would be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their own den in a Pepsi IPL league match at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here on Saturday.
While Rajasthan Royals would be high on confidence after winning two out of two matches, Pune Warriors would be desperate to register their first win of the tournament as both the sides lock horns with each other.
It`s not easy to be out of match practice for 10 months especially when one is on the wrong side of 40 and by his own admission, former India captain Rahul Dravid was a ‘bit nervous’ at the start of his innings during Rajasthan Royals` Pepsi IPL match against Delhi Daredevils Saturday.
Former captain Anil Kumble is impressed by the Indian team`s performance against the visiting Australians in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy and is looking forward to a clean sweep in the four-Test series.